Recommended Reading: Breath by James Nestor

I thought I knew a bit about breathing and breath work; it’s something I’ve studied and practiced over the last 25 years. But Breath by James Nestor was a revelation. In this entertaining and extremely informative book, Nestor takes us through his own journey with breathing, using himself as an test subject and subjecting himself […]

Recommended Reading: Atomic Habits by James Clear

When people ask me questions about health and well-being I can normally give some kind of (hopefully) helpful answer. I’ve spent a long time studying and thinking about these topics, and I generally have some thoughts. But one thing people often ask me about where I don’t really have anything useful to say is about […]

Chinese Medicine Techniques

The 5 Branches Of Chinese Medicine The term ‘Chinese Medicine’ (or, if you prefer, ‘TCM’ – Traditional Chinese Medicine) is a broad one, and it really encompasses a way of thinking – a holisitc approach to health, well-being and treatment. There are many techniques and therapies that fall under the umbrella of Chinese Medicine, and […]

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Long COVID

Long COVID: Treating the long lasting effects of Coronavirus with Chinese Medicine

I’ve written previously about treating COVID-19 with Chinese medicine, but as time goes on I’m being contacted by more and more people suffering with what’s being called ‘Long COVID’ – the lingering after-effects of Coronavirus that can last weeks and months after the initial infection. Because of its unique understanding of the process of illness, […]

Chinese Herbal Medicine For Coronavirus / COVID-19

Chinese herbal medicine is effective in treating coronavirus, either on its own in mild cases, or in combination with Western medicine in severe cases. Traditional medicine doctors in China have been using Chinese herbal medicine for the virus, as they did for SARS and bird-flu, and the results have been very good. There have been […]

7 Natural Ways To Boost Your Immune System

I thought this might be a good time to share some ideas about natural methods of boosting the immune system. There’s plenty you can do for yourself to keep the immune system strong… Links provided for more detail 1. Get Plenty Of Sleep Lack of sleep significantly impairs the function of the immune system. I […]

Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture For Bells Palsy / Facial Paralysis

Bell’s palsy is a condition that causes a temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles in the face. It usually occurrs when the nerve that controls your facial muscles becomes inflamed, swollen, or compressed. The condition causes one side of your face to droop or become stiff. You may have difficulty smiling or closing your […]

Chinese Medicine For Sjogren’s Disease

Sjogren’s Disease (also called Sjogren’s Syndrome) is an autoimmune disease which effects the glands that make tears and saliva, causing dry mouth and dry eyes. Conventional treatments include eye drops and sprays or lozenges to replace the saliva, but these are rarely very effective and do nothing to treat the condition. Medications to help increase […]

7 Amazing Benefits Of Massage

1. Eases Muscle Pain (Of Course) The main reason that people seek massage – it treats all kinds of aches, pains, knots and stiffness. A 2011 study of lower back pain published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that massage can help alleviate chronic lower back pain. After receiving 1 massage a week for […]